Posts Tagged ‘chef stress’

Business secret 101: Fear or Trust? You choose…

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There’s one word that’s having a big life at the moment – in new age doctrine, coaching and mentoring – what is it? It’s fear. Business secret 101: Fear’s the killer, the bogey man, the word we need to ditch, replace, ban from our thoughts, our souls. And what is sometimes the overriding emotion you…

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Stepping out – of your comfort zone

Part of Rachael’s work includes getting clients to take a long hard look at their lives. What works, what doesn’t. Stepping out of that comfort zone is a good start. “Today, seriously consider the impact that each and every decision you are making has on your life. It’s easy to go on autopilot and proceed…

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Hospitality and handling the heat

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 Handling the heat in hospitality Here’s an interview journalist James McGrath did with me about my new project, handling the heat and the issues facing hospitality. Have a read and let me know what you think. Chrissie 🙂 By James McGrath on 25th Jan 2018 Being your own boss and running your own show in…

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Raising your spirits can be easier than you think

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Rachael shares some wisdom and gets into raising your spirits. Here’s how: “Last week I shared with you about how to get unstuck and you could do that through reasoning with yourself, focusing on your goal, listening to a piece of uplifting music. When you do this you change how you are feeling. My focus…

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Chef talk: Chefs, it’s a numbers game

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What is it about chefs, management and everything in between that is so complex? What makes cooking such a different trade to the others? I’ve got two words: Pressure and theatre. Simple, almost.  And yet so not simple. Pressure is a given in any restaurant or food outlet. It’s the pressure of high standards, a…

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Tool kit talk: Try to reverse the plunge with a song

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Are you having a great start to the year?  You may have started with the best of intentions and then found that you have fallen off track.  Guess what that is normal!!! But reversing the plunge is often easier than you think.  We all have good and bad days.  It’s the law of polarity.  What…

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Chef talk: Kitchen tales and memories…

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Kitchen tales? For some light reading and fun as the silly season heads into the new year and what so many of us hope will be new starts, here’s a look back at some times in a kitchen when opening my own restaurant was not even on the radar.  Like so many, hospitality work was…

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Gary Johnson on Fish Tanks, Sting and celebrity chefs

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“A kitchen is a fish tank – you need all species for that symbiotic if not ecological balance, there’s always guppies, fighting fish, a couple of snails, the diversity – you need to make exceptions for exceptional people.” And so began our talk with a metaphor and a twist. Gary is not a celebrity chef,…

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